How can I import all user contacts from outlook into global address list in exchange 2013?
Posted on 2015-01-19
I'm working on a project where a client had a catastrophic failure with an on-premise exchange 2007 server. Client had no IT support at the time and there were no backups, no nothing. The exchange 2007 environment effectively no longer exists. I installed a new server with exchange 2013 and set everything up from scratch, importing PST files from outlook to rescue their email and contacts. Since 2007 isn't available, I have no way to move, copy, or import the GAL that was in use. Is there a way to grab all the contacts from each users outlook and import them into the new GAL? Let me rephrase, I'm sure there is a way, but is there a way, short of exporting contacts as a CSV from each outlook installation and then importing them individually via powershell?